Pelvic Girdle Pain

Some women may develop pelvic pain in pregnancy. This is sometimes called pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain (PGP) or symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD).

PGP is a collection of uncomfortable symptoms caused by a stiffness of your pelvic joints or the joints moving unevenly at either the back or front of your pelvis, which affects up to 1 in 5 women

What is Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP)?

• PGP refers to pain that a women may feel during or shortly after her pregnancy in the joints of the pelvis and the surrounding areas of soft tissue such as the buttocks, lower back and groin

• A lot of women will experience small ‘niggles’ throughout pregnancy, however some can experience more severe symptoms

• If you are experiencing symptoms of PGP it should not have any negative impact your baby’s health

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Pelvic Health Physiotherapy Team have put together a resource on how to help if you have symptoms of pelvic girdle pain.

Please click here

If you have looked at the videos and advice given here but still feel you would like to see a physiotherapist regarding the problems you may be having then you can download the following form, complete and return to one of the following health professionals to sign and refer you to the Physiotherapy Service - Physiotherapy Self-Referral Form  If you are unable to complete this form electronically please contact 01495 768715 Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm

Pregnancy Related Pelvic Girdle Pain for Mothers to be and New Mothers – This booklet is aimed towards any woman in her childbearing year who wishes to exercise safely

Please click here for addition information on pelvic girdle pain

Please click here for addition resource from the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists

Improving the physical and emotional health and wellbeing of expectant mothers, infants, children and young people throughout Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Area.

(N.B: The Family and Therapies team at ABUHB is NOT responsible for the content on the webpage links that we refer to in our resource sections and linked information to external sites. All information was accurate and appropriate at the time the webpage was created.)

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